NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Clybourn. Pours a deep amber with an offwhite head. The nose is toasty and somewhat sweet, light caramel notes and some soft hopping. Kind of odd for a true Vienna. On tasting, the caramel sweetness just doesn’t work for me. Toasty malts and again, soft hopping character but just not quite right. Without the caramel malt, this would be a much better beer. As it stands, just decent. Some mild astringency is also noted.
Theis (12480) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Goose Island. Clear deep red/brown - white head. Sweetness. Roasted notes. Grassy. Nice malty. Hay. Straw. Light hoppy. Ok.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flight on tap at the Clybourn brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich copper, deep reddish copper glow with a touch of faint haze. A frothy offwhite layer is smallish, laces ok overall. Aromas are biscuity and toffee, gentle toast and florals meet. A gentle hopping with sticky and spicy elements. Initial is medium bodied, a bit of girth, offering sweet toffee and biscuits, caramel. Bread, toast, touches of spice and a dry earthy hop character into the middle. A touch of dried fruit, orange. More dryness picks up, a decent dry hop, earthy elements linger with some sticky girthy malt qualities. An odd Vienna, a bit big, but tasty.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Sweet corny adjuncts with a light grain, and dry and light cereal grains. Finish is like the powder from a box of cheerios soaked in newspaper. Eh.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BT for the GI event. Pours a slight hazed amber - pretty dark almost woody- thinning off white head. Aroma at first (when cold) is sharp crystal and harsh caramel malts upfront with some light herbal hops and vegetal notes, but as it warms, some nice biscuit and toasty malts come through with a more floral easy going hop note. Flavor was similar- but as it warmed definitely gets nice biscuit toast, munich, and bready malts which were pretty nice, also get a slight fruitiness with some cherry skin and cherry juice and fruit look hints. Starts off a bit questionable, but gets better as it warms. Nice.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle opened by WeeHeavySD. Thanks! Amber color. Some vegetal aroma. Easy to drink.
BeerandBlues2 (8978) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw, cereal), light hop (grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of sour apple, dust, and corn husk. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from chicagodori shared with wetherel and my girlfriend cyn. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet with floral notes. Taste is sweet and crisp and all in all decent.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap. pours caramel color with white head. nose of floral hops and toffee. flavors are very crisp, toffee malt, with a sturdy bitterness throughout. tasty lager beer.
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Working my way through the 20th anniversary collection. 750 bottle pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is grainy with some citrus. Traste is slightly bready, good amount of caramel malts coming through. A slightly bitter hop finish.